Lifecycle Well Integrity

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3 days

In-house at your company

Interactive technical course

  • Well integrity is an important element to be considered in respect to managing risk of losing containment and exposure people and environment to these risks during all sort of well activities and in particular interventions.

    Hence the important questions to be answered by the operator and its staff are:

    • Will the well be safe over its entire life?
    • What is necessary to guarantee this?

    Everything should fit together, from planning to execution by applying technical, operational and organisational solutions to reduce the risk of an uncontrolled release of formation fluids throughout the life cycle of a well. The entire process must be clear, understood and fully supported by the process owner.

    Based on their experience, the trainers will give the participants a clear picture what is involved in establishing and maintaining Well Integrity. Covering various facets of well integrity, such accountability/responsibility, well operating processes, well service processes, tubing/annulus integrity, tree/wellhead integrity and testing of safety systems. The participants will be stimulated to actively participate and bring examples and questions from their daily work.

  • This course will deal with the lifecycle of the well which involves the following items in understanding and “working” with Well Integrity:

    • What is well integrity
    • How is well integrity established
    • How is well integrity maintained
    • What is at stake when well integrity is lost
    • How to rectify ‘poor’ well integrity
  • This course is for all professionals working in the oil & gas industry, who are dealing with wells. But is specially recommended for:

    • Well and Drilling engineers
    • Completion and Production engineers
    • Well Maintenance and Intervention engineers and specialists
  • The course is split in several smaller modules following the wells lifecycle:

    Module 1: Well Integrity during the drilling phase
    Elements effecting and contributing to it:

        1. Formation strengths and effect on casing design
        2. Function and effect on well integrity of:
          a. Conductor
          b. Surface casing
          c. Intermediate casing
          d. Liner
          e. Cementation
        3. Casing design – How do we cater for well integrity
        4. Pressure rating of pressure containing equipment and testing (BOP’s)
        5. Maximum Allowable Annular Surface Pressure
        6. Effect of wear

    Module 2: Well Integrity during production
    Elements effecting and contributing to it:

        1. Load cases during production
          a. Pressure profiles
          b. Temperature profiles
          c. Type of tubing/casing connections
        2. Types of wells (natural gas/oil; artificial lift well etc.)
        3. Pressure rating of pressure containing equipment and testing (the wellhead)
        4. Maximum Allowable Annular Surface Pressure
        5. Integrity points, equipment related
        6. Annular contents
        7. Corrosion influencing Casing/tubing strength (material, types of corrosion, prevention)
        8. Wear influencing Casing/tubing strength (site/timing/modelling/controlling/designing around/monitoring wear)
        9. Fatigue influencing Casing/tubing strength
        10. Surveying / maintenance plans, both internal and external
        11. Corrosion Management

    Module 3: Well Integrity during maintenance and repair
    Elements effecting and contributing to it:

        1. A well entry; wireline, workover etc.
        2. Production Casing (production phase)
        3. Pressure rating of pressure containing equipment and testing (temporarily BOP’s)
        4. Wellhead integrity points
        5. Casing/tubing strength during activities
        6. Well Integrity and fault finding / rectifying operations
        7. Maximum Allowable Annular Surface Pressure understanding explained

    Module 4: Well Integrity during abandonment phase
    Elements effecting and contributing to it:

        1. Establish Well Integrity status during every step in the process
        2. Corrosion influencing Casing/tubing strength (material, types of corrosion, prevention)
        3. Wear influencing Casing/tubing strength (site/timing/modelling/controlling/designing around/monitoring wear)
        4. Casing/tubing strength during activities (plug setting, pumping, squeezing etc)
        5. Wellhead integrity points
        6. Integer situation after abandonment
  • The objectives and modules of the training course “Lifecycle Well Integrity” are directly linked to the Competence Assurance Programme (CAP) as developed by SOGOS Academy. Skills are selected from the SOGOS Academy skills library and these are translated into the training course curriculum. This approach ensures that this training event will demonstrable contribute to the competence of course participants.

    The management framework CAP ensures competence of all employees through:

    • the use of a unique set of skills standard to the oil & gas industry
    • a common language for skills and competence
    • the use of development/job profiles for each employee
    • fit-for-purpose training targets
    • a control mechanism to measure state of competence

    For this course the following links with the skills in CAP are identified:

    • Module: Well Integrity during the drilling phase
        1. Skill elements:
          Well Construction design
          Capital Well Equipment
          Tubular Equipment
          Corrective Activities
          Workovers
          Well Control Operations
          Well Killing Operations
          Well Control Equipment
          Operations in H2S Environment
          Well construction, workover & Abandonment Designs
          Well construction, Workover & Abandonment Materials
          Casing Corrosion, Wear & Fatigue
          Drilling Hydraulics Execution
          Casing & Cementing Execution
    • Module: Well Integrity during production
        1. Skill elements:
          Completion Design
          Completion Materials & Equipment
          Production Engineering Operations Principles
          Integrated Production Systems Principles
          Planning Well Services Activities
          Design Integrity
          Corrosion Processes
    • Module: Well Integrity during maintenance and repair
        1. Skill elements:
          Well & Wellhead Maintenance Acitvities
          Total Well Integrity maintenance
          Workovers
          Well Control Operations
          Well Killing Operations
          Well Control Equipment
          Operations in H2S Environment
          Well Services Activities
          Slickline Operations
          Pumping & Well Killing
          E-Line Operations
          Coiled Tubing
          Hydraulic Workover / Snubbing
          Rig Intervention
    • Module: Well Integrity during abandonment phase
        1. Skill elements:
          Well Control & Well Killing Operations
          Well Control Equipment
          Casing/Liner & Cementing Operations
          Fishing & Milling
          Workover & Abandonment Operations

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  • This course will be provided by two training experts.

    About the trainer: Henny Cornelissen

    Henny Cornelissen is a Well & Drilling Engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in the upstream oil & gas industry, having worked for a variety of companies including major operators such as Shell and service companies such as Deutag. He has an extensive experience and knowledge of well and drilling engineering gained through a variety of positions starting from well site engineer to drilling and operations manager. He has worked in the Middle East, North Sea area and continental Europe.

    For the last 10 years he has worked as a consultant and since 5 years Henny is co-owner and director operations of Well Engineering Partners (WEP) a company specialized in well and drilling engineering and managing director of SOGOS Consultants. Henny has a long standing experience in providing training on all sorts of well and drilling aspects and has developed distance learning packages.

    Years of experience:
    35+

    About the trainer: Antoon Oonk

    Some 35 years plus of experience with Shell International. Antoon started his career with Shell as a marine engineer and after a number of years he switched to Shell E&P and worked in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East since 1980. During these years he gained extensive experience in both surface as well as subsurface production operations, and as well on as offshore.

    Though his main expertise lies within the subsurface production operations era; like well interventions (the broader picture), completions, exploration well testing, production enhancements etc.

    Since a number of years he regularly teaches on these subjects at some Shell International Learning & Development courses and as such is also actively involved with skills training in Shell’s online environment, for young production and well intervention engineers.

    Years of experience:
    35+

  • For more information about this training, please send an email. If you need immediate assistance, please contact by phone.

  • Download here the full detailed course brochure in pdf (public course, 5-7 October 2016):

    Course brochure: Lifecycle Well Integrity

 

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Duration: 3 days
Method: In-House

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